Dear Kleenex…..

December 17, 2010


I have a dear little boy in my room who has had a slightly runny nose off and on since the beginning of the year. Bless his heart for getting a tissue every time his nose is running, but his technique is bad. He grabs one enormous tissue, puts it over his finger, dabs once, then throws it out. I’ve been trying to coach him on how to actually blow his nose, but I didn’t realize he was sick again until I looked at the trash can. There are a hundred million tissues in there, each with a tiny, tiny spot of snot.

layers and layers and layers

I wish Kleenex would make a box of tiny tissues for this boy. Think I could ask?

Oh, and another problem: Pink Kleenex. You know who thinks they need a tissue? Every. single. girl.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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3 Responses to “Dear Kleenex…..”

  1. Brad Said on:

    In the wrestling med-kit, they have these little tubes of cotton that wrestlers jam up their noses to stop nosebleeds. I bet that boy would LOVE to jam one of those in his nose. Then he could go all day without tissues.


  2. Deborah Said on:

    I have the same problem in my classroom. When I try to get the child to actually blow his nose, he blows out his mouth.


  3. Peggy Said on:

    Lauren, you are a genius! Don’t tell kleenex….make it yourself! Hello 1st million!


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